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Dollars and Sense: Falling into fall

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Not with a bang. The week, and the month, ended not with a bang, but with a whimper, at least on the stock market. The Dow slid more than 5 percent during…

Dollars and Sense: Earnings surprises, interest rates give investors the blues

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Earnings surprise. Last week I warned you that a few last minute earnings surprises might disrupt the normally calm markets, and that’s exactly what…

Dollars and Sense: Positive economic news prods the bears

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Quiet week. This week was a fairly quiet one on Wall Street, but that’s about what we expected. Second-quarter earnings season is just about over. Congress…

Want your kids to be better off than you?

By Andrew Branch
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Poverty | Where you live plays a major role in your children's upward mobility. A new study compared today’s 30-year-olds against their childhood homes, charting what…

Grants and scholarships pay for more college than parents

By Andrew Branch
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Education | Grants and scholarships are taking the lead role in paying college bills, surpassing the traditional role parents have played in helping cover costs,

Dollars and Sense: The Fed’s still wagging the Wall Street dog

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Earnings season begins. This week began earnings season on Wall Street, but you’d hardly know it. Alcoa kicked off reporting on second quarter results with…

Dollars and Sense: Jittery investors look to Fed, housing data

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Volatility and volume. It was another pretty wild week in the stock market. We’re having more days when the market swings 100 points or more. Of course,

Dollars and Sense: Will the housing bubble burst again?

Dollars and Sense: Will the housing bubble burst again?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Not so quiet. Once again it was supposed to be a quiet week on the financial front, and once again it didn’t turn out that way. Monday, of course, was the…

Dollars and Sense: One roller coaster week

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | An unexpected week. This week—with its quiet beginning and volatile middle and end—was not the kind of week most of us expected. On Monday, stocks traded…

Dollars and Sense: Are markets headed toward a healthy correction or ‘irrational exuberance’?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Big Apple ripe. I spent a couple of days in New York this week, and I can tell you that with the stock markets at all time highs, the Big Apple is…

Dollars and Sense: Bad news in Europe might be good news for U.S. investors

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Up, up, and away. The markets just keep climbing. The Dow closed above 15,000 for the first time ever on Tuesday, and it continued to set new records on…

Dollars and Sense: The power of the tweet on Wall Street

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Flash crash. Last week, with the Boston bombings, the fertilizer plant explosion in Texas, the Dow having its worst week of the year so far, and gold and…

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